Ovarian cancer is a silent killer with common symptoms that can be overlooked simply because they don’t differ from other diseases. The only difference is that the common ovarian cancer symptoms don’t go away after a while. Even knowing this, most women ignore them until it’s too late. However, visiting your doctor about these seemingly harmless symptoms can actually save your life.
Monitor the symptoms and their duration – if they are not gone for 4 weeks after therapy, you should talk to your doctor immediately.
You already know what bloating looks like. It occurs if you overeat or because of PMS, but you should be aware that bloating is also a sign of ovarian cancer. If the bloating doesn’t go away after a couple of weeks, visit your doctor immediately!
Note: bloating is linked to poor digestion, nutrition, flatulence, constipation and other digestive problems, so it’s often overlooked as a symptom of ovarian cancer.
Urinating more than the usual must not be overlooked, especially if you haven’t increased your water intake. Frequent urination is a common sign of early ovarian cancer. If you experience it, get your urinary tract and reproductive system checked.
Note: this symptom can also be a sign of urinary tract infection. In this case, doctors usually prescribe a treatment which you should follow, but if the symptoms persist after ending it, you should see your gynecologist.